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FSR Rising Star Joe Flamm Wins Season 15 of Top Chef

Bravo Media’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning “Top Chef” crowned Joe Flamm, a member of FSR’s Rising Stars, the winner of season 15 in an epic showdown at The Little Nell in Aspen. Flamm was awarded the coveted title of “Top Chef” and will receive $125,000 furnished by S.

For Sara and Sarah, Kismet's Success Was Written in the Stars

With a cross-country move and the opening of two successful restaurants all within three short years, the New York expats behind Kismet in Los Angeles are thinking big.Sara Kramer, 32, and Sarah Hymanson, 31, met while working in the Brooklyn restaurant scene.

Spiaggia's Dynamic Duo is Ready to Rule Chicago's Dining Scene

Joe Flamm likes to joke he’s a VIP by association in Chicago’s big-league restaurant world. “She’ll ask me, ‘How’d you get in there?’ I told them I know you,” Flamm says.He’s referring to Rachael Lowe, the 38-year-old beverage director of Windy City institution Spiaggia, and the other half of one of Chicago’s most exciting culinary duos.

Chowbotics Announces Appointment of Chateau Marmont Alum Robert Kelley as Executive Chef

Food robotics company Chowbotics is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Kelley as Executive Chef. In his role, he will work closely with Chief Culinary Officer Charlie Ayers to test and implement new ingredients and recipes to be used in the company’s first product, Sally the Salad Robot, as well as collaborate with the engineering team on the future development of robot prototypes that will provide different types of cuisine.

40 Under 40: Restaurant Stars on the Rise

Chefs, owners, bartenders—some barely in their 30s—fill this year’s list of Rising Stars, the folks to watch in 2018. This list shows stars can be born anywhere, in as expected a place as under the tutelage of Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin or, quite the opposite, washing dishes in a family restaurant or taking a job bussing tables just to break into the industry.

Burke & Wills Names Ryan Turner Executive Chef

Burke & Wills, the Upper West Side staple known for its modern American cuisine with Australian influences, announced new Executive Chef Ryan Turner. Originally from Portland, Turner learned his craft in LA as sous chef under locavore innovator Kyle Schutte at Vu Restaurant in Marina del Rey.

Chef Kevin Malone Takes the Reins at Crossings South Pasadena

After much success of being a Sous Chef at both Mattei's Taven in Los Olivos and gargantua, a pop-up in LA, Kevin Malone, decided to expand his expertise of focusing on hyper-local and seasonal menu items and apply them to a new endeavor, Crossings South Pasadena.